When I originally wrote this email, i was sitting in a California airport heading back home to Texas, returning from another trip from California after attending a Business Mastermind Group that I was a part of…below
I’ve been to California 6 times in last 7 months for this training…. Late yesterday evening after 2 days of Masterminding with my Coach and Mastermind group, I went for a swim in the Ocean late at night.
The sun had set, it was pitch dark except for the partial light provided by the moon and I was alone on the beach and swimming in the cool, actually, very cold waters.
As I was floating and swimming in the Ocean, I began to reflect on:
WHERE MY LIFE USED TO BE
WHERE MY LIFE IS TODAY…
When I thought about where I first started my journey into being an Entrepreneur, I literally started WITH NOTHING.
When I started out, my wife and I were just getting to a position where we had paid off all of our debt (student loans, credit cards, etc) and had NO MONEY in the Bank at that point in our lives, living in our tiny apartment.
BUT I DID HAVE THESE 2 THINGS:
A DREAM & A DRIVE
So, with that, I used a Credit Card to purchase my 1st investment property…and the rest is ‘history’…
So, as I was swimming in the Ocean last night and began to reflect on my life…
At first, I experienced a great sense of gratitude and accomplishment, but it was quickly replaced by another thought that instantly came into my mind when I had this thought:
I BEAT THEM
Who did I BEAT?
You see, years ago when I first began to dream about leaving my job and being an entrepreneur, becoming a real estate investor and living a life I could only dream of, I spent a lot of time FIGHTING & BATTLING Defeating thoughts like:
“I’m not smart enough”
“I’m not capable of that”
“I can’t do this”
“I don’t have any money”
“I don’t know anything about real estate”
“I should just settle and be thankful for what I have…”
“I’ll never be able to live that life”
….insert limiting/fear thoughts…etc….
BUT Another Voice from within Spoke UP AND said:
YES YOU CAN
And last night while swimming in the cool salty waters of the Pacific Ocean, that thought came into my mind.
I BEAT THEM.
I BATTLED THE LIMITING THOUGHTS AND WON.
Do I still FIGHT these same, negative types of thoughts and doubts?
But I have created a life that I dreamed of, and I’m extremely proud, I’m aware that these outcomes would have been possible by me alone.
So i acknowledge and express appreciation for all who have helped, encouraged and supported me along the way. Especially Tara Ciarrocchi Phillips. Without a Team, we create nothing worthwhile alone.
And as I move forward in life and business, still committed to grow, learn and expand even more, I still battle limiting thoughts, beliefs and fears that I still fight with to this day. Every day.
Why do I share?
I suspect there are a few of you out there as well that are battling with similar limiting beliefs, self-doubt, fear, uncertainty, and all kinds of mental and logistical challenges that have slowed down or stopped your progress all together.
Where are you at?
Are you battling the thoughts, or did you tap out?
Are you building a team around you to help and support you while holding you accountable to your goals?
My friend, you will never win the prize if you lose the battle in your mind.
Don’t give up the fight.
Don’t let go of the dream you once had.
See it. Believe It. Achieve it.
Get off Facebook.
Turn off Netflix.
Rekindle the Flame of your dreams and goals.
Write them down.
Write out your objectives.
Voice your fears.
And attack them. All of them.
Attack you plans with focus and vigor.
Battle your limiting thoughts and fears by flooding them the knowledge, experience and daily affirming mantras and prayer that destroy the foothold that you’ve allowed them to take within you.
That’s all my friends, go get it.